Sue Loh's blog

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    2 [ExtremeTech, JupiterResearch] A couple of PMC reviews

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    ExtremeTech did a not-so-favorable review of PMC: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1624206,00.asp And an analyst from Jupiter Research analyzed the ExtremeTech article in some depth on his blog: http://weblogs.jupiterresearch.com...
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    3 [Yahoo] Amazon to Take Pre-Orders for Portable Media Center

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=582&e=1&u=/nm/20040709/wr_nm/tech_microsoft_portablemediacenter_dc The pre-order site is www.amazon.com/portablemediacenters . They have devices from Creative and Samsung shown there. I...
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    3 [HowardForums] Motorola MPX300 is so cool!

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    Check it out, I want one! http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=3213490#post3213490
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    Thread Lab materials are posted for EDC participants

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    They've finally posted my thread lab handouts and code up on www.edccontent.com . So if you went to DevCon and need that material, you can get it now. The handout contains everything I talked about in my hands-off lab, but also has some details I didn...
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    I survived!

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    Hooray, I survived DevCon! The kernel talk and perf talk were ready to go by Monday, and after many short nights last week and this week, my lab was ready “enough” by Wednesday morning. The handouts are missing some screenshots and a lot of...
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    2 [Newsweek] China Changes Microsoft

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5197528/site/newsweek/ China is definitely a challenge. I can't fault people for not wanting to pay a huge chunk of their income for a copy of Windows, nor do I think the company can afford to sell software at a steeply...
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    2 [CNET] Worm ready to wriggle into smart phones

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    http://news.com.com/Worm+ready+to+wriggle+into+smart+phones/2100-7349_3-5233517.html?tag=nefd.hed This one hits Symbian phones, not Microsoft smart phones. I wonder if someone out there is working on cracking Microsoft phones... Well hopefully all...
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    [BusinessWeek] What Do You Do For Fun?

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    http://www.businessweek.com/@@yi0OBWUQ42AQNRUA/premium/content/04_21/b3884138_mz070.htm?se=1 Dang, I think you need a businessweek subscription in order to read it. My alma mater is trying to admit “healthier” students by looking at...
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    1 [NewsFactor.com] Nokia Launches Skywriting Cell Phone

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    http://wireless.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=24369 I think these scrolling LED signs are kinda cool (used to dream of building my own as a project in school or something). Though I probably wouldn't pay money to have one on my cell phone. ...
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    2 [KernelThread.com] Making an Operating System Faster (10 Things Apple did to make Mac OS X Faster)

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    http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/apme/optimizations/ The prebinding might be a possible improvement on CE. We could start by experimenting with a power tool sort of thing, perhaps. The working set detection might be interesting to improve paging...
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    2 [brighthand] Sony Exits U.S. Handheld Market

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    http://www.brighthand.com/article/sayonara_clie No more Clie's in the U.S. Their assessment is that there are only two major OEMs left in the PDA space now: HP and palmOne.
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    Common CE database questions

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    Q: Is it possible to use the CEDB APIs (CeMountDBVol, CeOpenDatabaseEx, etc) to open an existing database (.cdb file), and then read records from it? Or must I use ADOCE? A: If the database was created using ADOCE, then you should use ADOCE to access...
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    3 [LinuxDevices.com] Embedded tools vendor RTI joins Eclipse Foundation

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    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9968938065.html Wow, pretty serious for us. RTI's tools are decent and now they're going to be available to a wider Linux community. It is going to be pretty important to have the best tool offerings in the embedded...
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    Another DevCon talk

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    Looks like I'll also be giving the “Inside the Windows CE Kernel” talk at DevCon. It means a little bit of studying for me but it shouldn't be a disaster. It's a lot of content for an hour though. I think my Hands-On Lab with CeLog/Kernel...
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    3 [CNET] Microsoft says bye-bye to Wi-Fi

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    http://news.com.com/2100-7351_3-5209677.html Bummer! These were good products. And I personally had some emotional investment in the 802.11 hub, I spent time helping to improve performance on it.
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    See you at DevCon!

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    Sorry I haven't been posting any content. Mainly I expect content to come out of newsgroup interaction and general customer questions, and I have been a slacker about being on the newsgroups. Too many high-priority things going on right now. I'll be...
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    2 [Silicon Insider] Sharp Freshens Low-Cost ARM Chips

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    http://www.jimturley.com/si/Issue13/Issue13web.htm#link5 My take-aways: $12 - 75MHz ARM7 chips Makes me wish I had data about what kind of run-time license fee OEMs would pay to put a minimal OS on this (ie. is CE priced right for this market...
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    1 [BusinessWeek] Cell Phones: Who's Calling the Shots?

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    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_17/b3880060.htm My Take-Aways: Our SmartPhone feature set is largely controlled by operators (carriers). We need to work with the most popular operators By providing good quality...
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    Get help on the Windows CE Newsgroups!

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    The newsgroups are my favorite way to help you with your problems; if you have a problem you're looking for help with, I'd prefer you post your question on a newsgroup and then point me to it. That way you have a chance at getting help from other people...
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    Hello, world! ... no really, hello.

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    So I've decided to try my hand at blogging. Why? First, it gives me a central place to put information, where hopefully you and I always find it and refer to it. I do my best to participate in the Microsoft public newsgroups, and this way I can post...
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